I like fall colors, but since I really don’t like winter at all, decorating for fall is a little depressing to me. After seeing all of the beautifully decorated pumpkins on Pinterest this year, I was inspired to create some of my own crafty pumpkins to match our slate grey deck. Nothing I saw really fit what I was looking for (or was way too difficult for me to try and attempt), so I headed to Michael’s to find the perfect products for my own blue pumpkins.
Blue Pumpkin Tutorial
Here’s what I used:
- Three craft pumpkins in off white. I choose three different sizes because I wanted a variety, but it’s really up to you.
- Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Surf, Indigo, Wild Blueberry, and Gray Wolf – I’d recommend the satin finish.
- Medium-sized paint brushes. Don’t use craft sponge brushes, as this will streak the paint on the rough surface of the craft pumpkins.
- Sparkle Mod Podge
- Regular Mod Podge
- Martha Stewart Grow-in-the-Dark Finish
- Martha Stewart Crackle Finish
I put two coats of blue paint on each of the pumpkins, letting each layer dry in between. I wanted my three pumpkins to each have a different finish, so I chose the sparkle for the largest, light blue pumpkin, the Glow-in-the-Dark for the medium pumpkin, and the Crackle for the small pumpkin. I did two coats of the sparkle, three coats of the Glow-in-the-Dark, and two coats of the crackle (followed by the Gray Wolf). For outdoor pumpkins, make sure you seal them with the regular Mod Podge. My kids helped make the pumpkins with me, which is why they aren’t perfect
I love these pumpkins for a crisp, fall nautical look, but of course you can use red and orange hues to make them more appropriate for the fall and Halloween season. I think the crackle finish would be great with a deep orange base and gold top coat!